Whilst lacking the punch of their previous outings, Vampire Weekend’s new record is the sound of a band in control of their musical vision.
The LA skate-punk band’s debut is messed up, deliriously awesome and born out of total nihilism, write Tyler Boehm
The ultimate internet rap success story, now that Rocky’s out in the wider world of major rap, the pressure is on to find something new to say or, more importantly, a more memorable way of saying it.
You know going in that 119 is going to be a savagely ferocious album with unrelenting kick-you-in-the-teeth intensity, but the band’s effortless dynamism in mixing metal and punk sounds and the memorable riffs keep it engaging.
It’s hard to know whether to read Write Me Back as a detour, a retreat or an act of self-preservation, but it is an immaculate album of smooth, grown man soul.
For those new to SpaceGhostPurrp, Mysterious Phonk is a good introduction to a unique, malevolent voice on the increasingly strange rap landscape.
These reissues of The Small Faces’ four seminal albums are a fine way to get to know a band that maybe isn’t as well known as it should be (at least Stateside), as well as providing the definitive reissues for completists.
Goyte makes highly tuneful, mature, rock-based pop music with fresh melodic songwriting that demonstrates his uncommon ambition and craftsmanship.
Take Care succeeds as a complex and sincere portrait of a man trying to hold onto some semblance of genuine relationships in a world of sycophants and groupies.
Days, Real Estate’s new album, follows the same sonic blueprint that made its debut so enjoyable, while taking an autumnal turn. Tyler Boehm reviews.
For an artist who has consistently defied expectations over his career, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV is sadly boring.
Full length Kanye/Jay Z collab is a must-listen of cultural relevance; the work of two icons in an era of Internet phenomenons and niche followings.
- Primavera Sound 2013 stream live performances via Youtube
- Boards of Canada to premiere new music on BBC Radio 1 tonight
- The Flaming Lips to play live on BBC Radio 6 Music tonight
- Angel Haze and Iggy Azalea stream cover of Watch The Throne track ‘Otis’
- Brolin and East India Youth to play free London show next week
- Matthew Dear plots only London date of 2013
- Daft Punk to remix own ‘Random Access Memories’ tracks
- Washed Out announces new album ‘Paracosm’ for August
- Sŵn Festival confirm Deerhunter as first headliners for 2013 event
- CBGB announce 40th anniversary music and film festival